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Applications open for African Master's in Machine Intelligence

AIMS launches applications for the second intake of African Master's in Machine Intelligence...

1 day ago

Canal + focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa
Canal + focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa

The French group Canal + will now invest in sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically, French-speaking Africa...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Customer centricity - The only trend that matters in 2019 and beyond

Customer centricity will be the raison d'être for digital leaders who authentically embrace this strategy. And those visionaries who fully embrace this strategy will leap ahead of the pack...

By Bradley Elliott 7 hours ago

Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

2 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

By Rachel Thompson 1 day ago

South Sudan bars newspaper from covering Sudanese protests

South Sudan's state media regulator should immediately lift an order barring a privately-owned newspaper from covering protests in neighbouring Sudan...

1 day ago

Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

By Yatish Narsi 2 days ago

Influencer marketing company expands to Nigeria

Leading influencer marketing platform builds Nigerian base for ongoing African growth...

1 day ago

Applications open for fellowships for journalists in Africa

Fellowships are open to journalists in mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean, through the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists...

2 days ago

BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes in Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Ad agencies of the future are building new models

Wise ad agency leaders are not just observing; they are taking the right steps to ensure that they are not rendered obsolete during this inevitable transformation process. Those who get it are primed to thrive, and those who don't are destined to shut-down...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Embrace these business-changing themes or suffer the consequences...

This is a genuinely fascinating time to be alive, and yet it is even more fascinating to be in the business of communications, as we bear witness to and participate in some of the industry's most ground-breaking developments...

By Mark Tomlinson 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: "Bang bang, feel the pain" if you don't know what customers want

What our customers want is the biggest trend for the 21st century and for years to come. It's not about us anymore...

By Carmen Murray 3 days ago

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

3 days ago

Africa's most popular video streaming sites

The number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing...

3 days ago

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